The return of the Princesses

A painting by Jakob Seisenegger

exhibition , Painting exhibition

From 29 November Buonconsiglio Castle will host Jakob Seisenegger portraits the daughters of Ferdinand of Habsburg, curated by Lia Camerlengo.

The exhibition focuses on the portrait of the five daughters of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. Executed in 1534 by the celebrated royal artist Jakob Seisenegger, the painting shows Elisabetta, Anna, Maria, Maddalena, Caterina - the youngest is one year old, the eldest eight - playing while dressed in sophisticated clothes, unaware of their destiny. 

The painting, along with other portraits of members of the house of Habsburg, used to decorate the private apartments of the Prince-Bishop Bernardo Cles.